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Waiver Wire Advice: Week Eight

We’ll be covering some of the hot names on the majority of dynasty league waiver wires each week for our premium content members.  These players will likely be owned in a great minority of dynasty leagues.  We won’t waste your time with bigger names who are likely owned in your league like Alfred Morris, or the likely one week wonders like Dante Rosario because you guys are just too good for that.  We’re simply going to cover some players who could be targets this week if you have an open roster spot and are willing to throw a dart and hope to get lucky.

Just remember one very important thing – you’re in a dynasty league, not a re-draft league. Don’t get too enamored by the one hit wonders and drop your young projects in a quest to find lightning in a bottle. Savvy dynasty league owners will tell you the best players on the wire each and every year end up being the ones dropped by impatient owners, not the ones who suddenly break out. We won’t repeat any names here, so check out the names we’ve already mentioned at the bottom of this list.

One caveat this week again as well.  This is quite honestly the single worst season I can remember on the waiver wire. When you look at the laundry list of names, it’s not exactly an all-pro cast. There have been a few worthy picks, but not many. It’s getting skinnier by the week, so remember to check out the long laundry list of prior suggestions at the bottom.

With that being said, here are this week’s picks in order of priority:

Ryan Broyles, WR DET

Broyles was dropped in many shallow leagues earlier this year, but kept in most deeper leagues. With Nate Burleson out for the year, Broyles is going to finally man the slot and show us what he can do.  If you want a kid to root for, here’s the one.

Chris Cooley, TE WAS

With Fred Davis out for the season, the Redskins re-signed Chris Cooley this week. While much of his athleticism is gone, he only really needs to hold off Logan Paulsen for the starting job. Anyone in RGIII’s offense could give a bye week boost to a contending team.

Jonas Gray, RB MIA

This is admittedly a SUPER deep sleeper candidate with little to no chance of hitting, but Gray was activated off the Dolphins practice squad this week. If Daniel Thomas doesn’t recover well, he could get some scraps later this year.

Vontaze Burfict, LB CIN

On the IDP front, the long, strange story of Vontaze Burfict has culminated into him actually becoming quite a productive player for the Bengals. They’re on bye this week, so keep his name filed away. Speaking of IDPs, it looks like Dannell Ellerbe will be the biggest beneficiary of Ray Lewis’ injury.

Santana Moss, WR WAS

Here’s a name we all know, but one that was lost for some time now. With Davis out, it’s conceivable that Moss could get more targets and that puts him back on the radar.

Vincent Brown SD

For those of you playing in leagues with idiots, it’s possible someone could have dumped Vincent Brown. Remember, he comes off the injured list in a week or so and could quickly become quite valuable.

Prior suggestions from earlier this season in order of when they were recommended from latest to earliest:

Brady Quinn, QB KC
LaRod Stephens Howling, RB ARI
Alex Green, RB GB
Shaun Draughn, RB KC
Nick Foles, QB PHI
Jordan Norwood, WR CLE
DJ Williams, TE GB
Kirk Cousins, QB WAS
Montario Hardesty, RB CLE
Cedric Peerman, RB CIN
Felix Jones, RB DAL
Phillip Tanner, RB DAL
Derek Hagan, WR OAK
Marlon Moore, WR MIA
Josh Cooper, WR CLE
Ricky Stanzi, QB KC
Dannell Ellerbe, LB BAL
Brandon Bolden, RB NE
Jackie Battle, RB SD
Chaz Schilens, WR NYJ
William Powell, RB ARI
Jonathan Grimes, RB NYJ
Russell Allen, LB JAX
Domenik Hixon, WR NYG
Joique Bell, RB DET
Ramses Barden, WR NYG
Jordan Cameron, TE CLE
Tashard Choice, RB BUF
LaVon Brazill, IND
Jeremy Kerley, WR NYJ
Kevin Elliott, WR JAX
Shaun Hill, QB DET
Andre Brown, RB NYG
Julian Edelman, WR NE
Brandon Myers, TE OAK
Chad Henne, QB JAX
Jacoby Jones, WR BAL
Damaris Johnson, WR PHI
Ryan Grant, RB FA
Kevin Ogletree, WR DAL
Dexter McCluster, RB/WR KC
TJ Graham, WR BUF
Aldrick Robinson, WR WAS
Daryl Richardson, RB STL
Donald Jones, WR BUF
Andrew Hawkins, WR CIN
Ryan Lindley, QB ARI
Chris Rainey, RB PIT
Cecil Shorts, WR JAX
Colt McCoy, QB CLE
Tarvaris Jackson, QB BUF
Brandon Gibson, WR STL
Anthony Allen, RB BAL

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Drew Swanson
9 years ago

No Rashad Jennings?

9 years ago

Would you drop Toby Gerhart for Ryan Broyles? Dynasty League.

Bruce Blalock
Reply to  USCwinsagain
9 years ago

Broyles could be a PPR stud with Burleson out and Young struggling….and don’t forget about Mr. Pettigrew who doesn’t like to hold onto the ball even when he catches it.

Drew Elsberry
9 years ago

How would you rank/tier the following FA’s in a ppr league?

B Powell
D Baldwin

kyle carlson
9 years ago

I have a decent team in my 2 keeper league. However, I am weak at RB. My current starting line up

QB Rodgers (A. Luck is the back up)
RB1 Trent Richardson
RB1 J. Stewart, Mendenhall (injured), D. Williams, Ingram, J. Bell
WR1 V Cruz
WR2 H Nicks
WR3 M Wallace

I also have Denarius Moore, K Britt, M Williams as my other WRs.

I offered Mike Wallace to another owner for Ray Rice. He countered Ray Rice for Victor Cruz. Fair offer in my opinion and probably helps both of us. One other factor is to keep Ray Rice next year, I will have to sacrifice my 2nd round pick and for Cruz only a 4th rounder.

Thoughts on this deal? Maybe package Nicks and one my bench guys for a two for one? I really like Cruz and think he is perhaps the top wideout if not now, will be over the next few years.

Reply to  kyle carlson
9 years ago

i think it depends on how you are doing this season. if you are weak at running back but have no chance at performing in the playoffs this year anyway, then cannibalizing keeper value for team balance for this season doesn’t make sense. but if you are an underdog who could become a playoff favorite if you only had 1 more running back, then it’s much more worth making a trade for balance purposes and sacrificing future keeper EV. definitely entertain a 2 for 1 as well, but the same principle applies regarding how important it is to have that balance this season.

Allen Sarvinas
9 years ago

Is there anyway you can link those “previous article suggestions” names with the respective articles in the database for quick access? Just like to read you write-up about certain guys like Kevin Elliott, WR JAX.

Matthew Shafran
9 years ago

drop ingram and pick up broyles?

9 years ago

Skins fan here…If you’re only looking for a bye week TE, you might want to grab Logan Paulsen rather than Cooley. Local beat reporters expect Paulsen to get the start and Cooley to only play 15-20 snaps. I’ve actually been pleasantly surprised with Paulsen’s ability to catch. I don’t think he has a drop this season and RG3 is not afraid to go to him on critical 3rd/4th downs.

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